Drivers, attitudes and barriers to ‘green’ investment by landlords of private rental properties

Stage 1 is a qualitative component, where a series of interviews were conducted with landlords and real estate agents to explore their approaches to property management and upgrading.

Outputs of Stage 1 include a background paper, which summarises the private residential rental sector and the issues associated with environmental upgrading of the existing stock including the legislative, taxation and policy frameworks within which private rental housing is provided; and a draft report on the data collection and analysis.

Stage two involved a large scale survey of over 800 landlords in Victoria, collecting both quantitative and qualitative data to validate and expand upon the findings of the initial qualitative research.



Start By 1 September 2010
Completed By 1 September 2011
Funding Government Tender
Funding: Victorian Government (Department of Sustainability and Environment)

Researcher(s) Tony Dalton, Mike Berry, Ralph Horne, Anna Strempel.
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia